Infant shot, father charged

Timothy Eugene Russell Jr (Image courtesy Halifax County Sheriff's Office)

May 19, 2010 5:41:06 AM PDT
The Halifax County Sheriff's Office has arrested a father after his 20-month-old son was shot in the foot.

According to Detective Jonathan Merritt, Aurelian Springs resident Timothy Eugene Russell Jr, was repairing a gun February 18 and left it on a washing machine where his son could reach it.

Russell was arrested this week and charged with storage of a firearm accessible to a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

He was released on $2,500 bond. His next court date is in June.

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